to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.: to convert the heathen.
to turn to another or a particular use or purpose; divert from the original or intended use: They converted the study into a nursery for the baby.
to modify (something) so as to serve a different function: to convert an automobile factory to the manufacture of tanks.
to obtain an equivalent value for in an exchange or calculation, as money or units of measurement: to convert bank notes into gold; to convert yards into meters.
Finance. to exchange voluntarily (a bond or preferred stock) into another security, usually common stock, because of the greater value of the latter.
to change in character; cause to turn from an evil life to a righteous one: to convert a criminal.
Chemistry. to cause (a substance) to undergo a chemical change: to convert sugar into alcohol.
to invert or transpose.
to assume unlawful rights of ownership of (personal property).
to change the form of (property), as from realty to personalty or vice versa.
to appropriate wrongfully to one's own use.
Logic. to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion.
Computers. to subject to conversion.
one who has been converted, as to a religion or opinion.
- con·ver·tive, adjective
How to use convert in a sentence
The medical experts pushing it on TV are often the same few, with little evidence of them winning any converts.How the right’s ivermectin conspiracy theories led to people buying horse dewormer | Aaron Blake | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
In winning his converts, Jones had the advantage of quick wit, a superb visual memory, and his civilian training as a lawyer, which had schooled him in “the gentle art of drawing a red herring across my questioners’ train of thought.”How Two WWI POWs Conned Their Way Out With a Ouija Board | Margalit Fox | May 31, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The SEO track will tackle keywords and copy that convert, content marketing and link building, navigation and CTAs, as well as testing.
A lot of our content currently converts on social media and we’ve figured out which types of content converts on different platforms, but one area to invest more in is onsite.Media Briefing: ‘I literally didn’t sleep last night’: Publishers share their concerns about the future of data | Sara Jerde | February 25, 2021 | Digiday
Although she did pull down millions in speaking fees from banks and other corporations, she is a late convert to the cause of aggressive financial regulation.
There is also “other” and “willing to convert” (more on those categories later).
Freundel had created the practice dunks because of an experience with a prior convert, according to Mandel.Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude | Steven I. Weiss | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This 18-hour trip was in a less nice room, but one that had two seats that convert into a bed.Accusations Pile Up on Top D.C. Rabbi Barry Freundel | Steven I. Weiss | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Be a good citizen, and heaven awaits; fail to convert and lead a moral life, burn in hell.
“The two most dangerous types of people are poor who become rich and those who convert to Islam,” observed one man from Snuny.On the Ground, Collaborators With ISIS Could Be Its Big Weakness | Christine van den Toorn | August 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It would not take two minutes to convert him from the inquisitor to the martyr at the stake.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
As for poor Dolly, if he catches her and tries to convert her to his ideas, the child has nimble feet and can run.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Some of the colonists sincerely desired to acquaint and convert the Indians to Christianity.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
The laudable aim of America to convert the Filipino into an American in action and sentiment will probably never be realized.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Had some dealings with Felix Phellion, whom he tried to convert to his religious belief.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
British Dictionary definitions for convert
to change or adapt the form, character, or function of; transform
to cause (someone) to change in opinion, belief, etc
to change (a person or his way of life, etc) for the better
(intr) to admit of being changed (into): the table converts into a tray
(also intr) to change or be changed into another chemical compound or physical state: to convert water into ice
to assume unlawful proprietary rights over (personal property)
to change (property) from realty into personalty or vice versa
(also intr) rugby to make a conversion after (a try)
logic to transpose the subject and predicate of (a proposition) by conversion
to change (a value or measurement) from one system of units to another
to exchange (a security or bond) for something of equivalent value
a person who has been converted to another belief, religion, etc
- convertive, adjective
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